Sound of silence (for just a few more days)

by editor @ on January 10, 2008

Hear that? That’s the sound of silence (or maybe just some crickets chirping) of the Apple TV hacking scene. For now, there are no new hacks to write about.


We are anticipating some big Apple TV-related news next week from Mr. Job’s keynote at Macworld Conference and Expo ’08. We know for sure that the movie rentals feature announcement is to be expected at the keynote. And maybe, just maybe, a new line of Apple TV’s (perhaps with Blu-ray drive?) will also be announced.

I’m sure one of the first hacks that people will be asking for after the announcement will be how to get the rented movies to play past its expiration date.  Personally, I don’t think this is going to happen easily knowing Apple’s track record for its DRM technology.   But we’ll just have to see.

For now, just enjoy the sound of silence. It just maybe the calm before the storm (the good kind) for Apple TV.

With great anticipation,


  • g-man

    i cant see a blu-ray drive model myself, def rentals tho.

    a USB blu-ray drive would be sweet, then you could use it for all models.

    i just hope all the developers that have done amazing work on 1.0, 1.2 continue to do so with the new OS (ATVFiles simply rocks my world).

    iChat with a USB webcam?

  • foolala

    Blueray will not happen because the MacPro just updated and have regular dvd drives…

  • Thomas

    I just wish for the best. Something has to come up at this keynote! Go for it Job’s 🙂

  • Pork Cfop

    I hope they don’t “abandon” all the existing apple TV’s and require the purchase of a new unit for the new features. Maybe an Apple TV upgrade (finally) after the show?

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